Taman Berkampung in Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province
For those coming to Tarakan City, they must spend some time at Taman Berkampung. This recreational area is located in Kampung Empat Village in East Tarakan Sub-District. It resides near to Taman Berlabuh, which is also a famous park located in Yos Sudarso Street. The location is considered strategic, as it resides near to Baitul Izzah Mosque and sports center area. No wonder, both locals and tourists can notice it right away. So, what can tourists do there? When it comes to tourist activities, visitors are likely to enjoy relaxation and photography. The landmark becomes a great background for photos, after all.
Even though Taman Berkampung is considered popular, the nuance remains peaceful or serene. It is because most people visit it only for relaxation and photography. One thing that makes it a little bit merrier is the presence of some food vendors that operate near to the mosque. Thus, tourists often gather at that spot to enjoy some snacks and drinks while relaxing. The view of Baitul Izzah Mosque looks soothing, as well! At night, however, the nuance becomes more crowded. It is because more people and food vendors visit Taman Berkampung to enjoy the evening ambiance.
Exploring Taman Berkampung
The most common reason for visiting Taman Berkampung is to enjoy relaxation. That means visitors may sit and enjoy the nuance on the site regardless of the time. In the morning, for example, the refreshing atmosphere soothes everyone. At noon, tourists can rest in the nearby mosque and enjoy the warm ambiance. In the afternoon, the merrier nuance comes. At night, the site becomes more beautiful due to the sparkling lights of nearby buildings! Thus, tourists can visit the park without worrying about the time.
The next allure in Taman Berkampung is the presence of a beautiful mosque, which often becomes a background for photography. This explains why most tourists would carry a camera when visiting Taman Berkampung. The mosque indeed becomes the best object to capture, but the site offers more than that. It is because tourists can take photos of the name sign and the crowd. Thus, it is better to visit it during holidays and weekends when more people are seen in that area.
What is more? Young locals often visit Taman Berkampung, carrying a smartphone and laptop. They take advantage of the free wireless internet connection provided by the local government in that park! The good thing is tourists and outsiders can take advantage of this benefit when exploring the site later.
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How to Get There
From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport at Jakarta City, tourists’ first destination is Tanjung Harapan Airport at Tanjung Selor City. One thing, the flight may take around 1 day and 11 hours. From Tanjung Selor, their next destination is Tengkayu Port at Tarakan Island. This can be done about 4 hours by taking boat from Kayan Port, actually. Later, after reaching Tengkayu Port, the last destination is Kampung Empat Village in East Tarakan Sub-District where Taman Berkampung Resides. The distance is 1 km, so the trip only takes about 13 minutes. For the information, the best route to take is Yos Sudarso Street.
Where to Stay
- Airy Lingkas Hotel
- Grand Taufiq Hotel
- Asia Hotel